We believe that the Bible as originally given in its entirety, is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. It is the revelation of the mind and will of God to mankind and is the supreme authority for salvation by faith and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19,12).
We believe that there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), the Creator of all (Genesis 1:2), who exists eternally in three persons (Matthew 28:19); Father (Romans 8:15), Son (Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 1:1,2) and Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9,10), and that these three possess the same nature, attributes and glory (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18).
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, through His conception by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth. True humanity and undiminished Deity were united in one person (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1,14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:16). We believe that He died on the Cross for our sins (1 Peter 2:24), rose bodily from the dead (Luke 24:28), and ascended to His Father’s right hand where He intercedes on our behalf (Hebrews 4:14-16).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to promote the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14-16); to baptize individuals into God’s family and indwell, instruct, guide and empower every believer (Romans 8:9-11; John 14-16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:12,13; Galatians 5); and to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8-11).
We believe that man (male and female) was created perfectly in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-2:25) for the purpose of relating meaningfully with Him. Because of Adam’s disobedience, every individual is guilty before God and headed for eternal separation from Him (Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23; 5:12-6:23; Revelation 20:11-15). Reconciliation with God is possible only through personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior (Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:12-14).
We believe that salvation is available only on the basis of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Pewter 1:18,19). We believe that salvation can not be earned by any person through good behavior, but is an act of God’s grace given to all who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus as Savior (Ephesians 2:8-10).
The Return of Christ and Future Events
We believe in the personal, imminent, and premillenial return of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive believers to Himself, judge the wicked and establish His Kingdom on earth, where He will reign in righteousness (Matthew 24:25; 1 Thessalonians 4;13-5:10; Revelation 19:11-22:21). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Just to everlasting blessedness with the Lord (Revelation 22:4,5) and of the Unjust to everlasting conscious punishment and separation from God (Revelation 20;10-15).
We believe that the Church is not a building, but a living organism composed of all people who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus, who is the only Head of His Church (Ephesians 1:22,23). We believe that a local church includes believers in a given locality who meet together to pray and worship the Lord, practice the ordinances. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper should be a priority to every believer but will not result in a person’s salvation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 14:12-16; Acts 8:26-40; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34).
We believe in the true existence of spirit beings. Innumerable good angels serve God in many ways and serve His children, giving guidance and protection (Acts 8:26). God, His People, and His angels are opposed by evil angels whose head is Satan, the Devil (Job 1:6-12; Zechariah 3:1; Ephesians 2:1-3; 6:11,12). Satan was defeated when Jesus rose from the dead and will someday be cast into the Lake of fire forever (Revelation 20:11-15).
Most of the responsibility for the founding of Camp Aush-Bik-Koong and its ongoing administration and support has rested with Christians from brethren assemblies. We request that people working at camp respect this vision and labor of love and not undermine the distinctives of this heritage. To maintain unity among our supporting churches, we ask that camp staff not practice or promote activities at camp which are likely to generate controversy or division (e.g. Bible Translations, Signs and Wonders/ Charismatic Practices, etc.).
Adopted Spring 2000, Camp Aush-Bik-Koong